I went to the White Stripes show at the Patriot Center on Saturday. It was my first trip to George Mason and I was amazed that they could fit such a big school out in the middle of nowhere.
The show was fine even if the sound was, um, not good. I just wanted to point out that I had never been surrounded by so many dee-bagz in my entire life. It was worse than any frat party or intern fair I had ever attended. Douches everywhere. Bros punching each other and then hugging and saying "I love you, man." I thought that was just a cliche. But it really happens! And if I hear one more asshole propose to Meg White in the middle of "In the Cold, Cold Night" I am going to shoot myself.
My roommate told me that every show she goes to at the Patriot Center is like that. So, what's up? Is this just a coincidence or are GMU students/Fairfax residents super-obnoxious? Or do The White Stripes attract a douchey audience? All theories are appreciated. It was the first time an audience greatly affected my enthusiasm.
And God damn it, if you're lucky enough to be on the floor at a rock concert, fucking move around a little. Nothing is more depressing than seeing hundreds of people just standing there while rock music is being performed. I expect that shit at Fiona Apple and Aimee Mann concerts. But The White Stripes? Really?